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Food safety is an issue of concern to all in Qatar

The Ministry of Public Health of Qatar organized a series of initiatives in celebration of World Food Safety Day that made news headlines in June 2020. During a webinar a draft Arab food safety policy was presented. The Arab Food Safety Team of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States had tasked Qatar with preparing the initial draft, which is ‘to provide the technical basis for joint coordination and standardization of procedures among the competent authorities in the [...]
08 July 2020

Ghana FDA bolsters food safety education and awareness

In Ghana, the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) led a celebration of World Food Safety Day with food safety public education in the week running up to 7 June 2020. Food safety information was shared on various local radio and TV stations across the country and on the FDA social media platform. The celebration culminated on 8 June with a webinar on the topic 'The Food Safety Situation in Our Food Business Environment during this COVID-19 period'. A recording of the webinar [...]
01 July 2020

Zimbabwe to commemorate World Food Safety Day with a webinar

Food safety is a shared responsibility. The Zimbabwe 2020 WFSD commemoration will bring together, through a webinar, all key players in the food system to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their operations, posed threats to food safety and how these threats are being managed. The stakeholders will also discuss what they are doing to ensure food safety in their work, the challenges they are facing and what support they require to ensure their efforts yield results. The event will [...]
25 June 2020

Message from Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region

On World Food Safety Day, WHO reiterates its commitment to supporting Member States in the Region to promote and capitalize on momentum to prevent, detect and manage the risk associated to the consumption of unsafe food.  Through a message to countries, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh explains the progress made and the remaining challenges to tackle food safety.  Based on the new, recently adopted Framework for Action on Food Safety, Dr Singh highlights the three priority areas for South-East Asia to sustain [...]
24 June 2020

Sharing the responsibility for food safety in Indonesia

The Balai Besar POM (BBPOM) central office in Jayapura cannot work alone to guarantee food security in the province of Papua, it must work in synergy with other regional and cross-sector government offices. This suggestion was conveyed by one of the callers who joined the Interactive Dialogue "World Food Safety Day, Food Safety Joint Responsibility" at the RRI Jayapura on Tuesday 16 June 2020, which was carried out by teleconference. In an interactive dialogue guided by RRI Jayapura moderator Ida [...]
23 June 2020

Honduras celebrates World Food Safety Day

For the second year, Honduras joins the celebration of World Food Safety Day on June 7th. The objective of WFSD is to promote awareness and joint action between government sectors, producers and experts to prevent, detect and manage food-borne risks, thus contributing to improve human health, market access, tourism and sustainable development. In Honduras, various government institutions such as the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad e Inocuidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA), la Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico (SDE), la Secretaría de Salud (SESAL), la Agencia de [...]
22 June 2020

Commemoration of the Second World Food Safety Day in Burkina Faso

Awareness raising on food safety in the context of COVID-19 at the heart of the commemoration The National Codex Committee is taking part in the response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic within the framework of the commemoration of the second World Food Safety Day in Burkina Faso. The activity was launched at the premises of the General Meat Society of Ouagadougou, one of the model units for the sale and distribution of meat products. In partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization [...]
19 June 2020

Kazakhstan supports World Food Safety Day

On the eve of the World Food Safety Day which is celebrated around the world on June, 7 2020 the collegium session aimed to implementation of the State Health Development Program of Kazakhstan for 2020 – 2025 (hereinafter – Program) was held at the Ministry of Healthcare on May 29, 2020. One of the main priority of this Program is “Formation of population’s commitment to healthy lifestyle and developing public health services”. Workshops for capacity building of food producers to develop [...]
19 June 2020

World Food Safety Day campaign in the Russian social media

The 2nd World Food Safety Day (WFSD) took place on 7 June 2020 to raise awareness and inspire action to contribute not only to food security and human health, but also sustainable development. This Day proved to be of special value in the unprecedent time of the COVID-19 pandemic as the food safety is a shared responsibility of all sectors and society as a whole. The WHO Country Office in the Russian Federation used this year’s theme “Food safety, everyone’s business” to [...]
19 June 2020

Vanuatu radio station gives air time to World Food Safety Day

The national radio station Buzz FM 96.3 in Vanuatu broadcast an interview with Hilde Kruse, Senior Food Standards Officer at the Codex Secretariat, on 15 June 2020 to share news of World Food Safety Day. In the interview, Kruse explained that foodborne illnesses are preventable if everyone uses hygienic practices and follows food safety measures. “We need to ensure that all players are aware of their responsibility and have the tools they need to do their part,” she said, calling on [...]
19 June 2020
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